Our new penthouse

In October 2005 Aric and I moved from Goodyear Court 7 in USJ to Perdana View in Damansara Perdana. We love the location and are happy with our condo, although it is a bit on the small side. The top floor of Perdana View has 2-storey penthouses and years ago we had a look at one of them. It didn’t appeal to us, just 2 units on top of each other.

End of August Aric accidentally noticed that a penthouse in our condo was for sale , which was considerably larger than the other ones. We contacted the agent, and had a look on1 September. I fell in love with the condo at first sight and convinced Aric that we should try to buy it. Here is a photo of Perdana View.

And here is an enlarged detail. At the right side I have marked in red the contours of our present condo. In the center the contours of the penthouse. also in red.

In this floor plan you can see how big the penthouse is (in red) compared with the other seven penthouses (in green)

On 3 September we paid a deposit for the penthouse, I could not buy it in my own name, but I could finance it. Here I am handing over the deposit cheque to the agent. In the background the present owner is watching.

Buying a property in Malaysia is a bit complicated, both the buyer and the vendor are represented by lawyers. Here Aric is signing the Sales & Purchase Agreement (SPA) at our lawyer’s office. That was on 22 September.

On 3 November our lawyer told us that all formalities were complete, so we could finalise the payment. On 5 November I went to the bank to write a cheque. There they told me that I could not directly transfer the money to the lawyer of the vendor, because I would not become the owner of the property! They said that they would call me the following week. I didn’t sleep well that weekend! On Monday they called me and told me that the solution was to first transfer the money to Aric’s account. He could then write the cheque to the lawyer. And that’s what we did. A huge relief. Here we are in our car just before handing over the cheque to our lawyer.

That evening we celebrated already a bit. Aric holding the SPA in his hand. Now we just had to wait for the keys.

Officially after payment you must receive the keys within five working days. And that’s what happened. This afternoon we got a call from our lawyer that we could collect the keys. No formalities. we didn’t even leave our car, a secretary handed over the keys and some documents.

We drove home and of course we immediately went to what was now OUR penthouse. I will show many pictures to give an impression. One of the attractions of this penthouse is that it has a roof garden.

We bought a few items from the owner, for example the dining table and chairs.

On the ground floor there is one big room which will become Aric’s room.

The owner presented us with a wine chiller! . The kitchen has everything we need, microwave, induction stove, fridge.

There is a spacious outdoor kitchen with a washing machine and dryer.

There is even a maid’s room. We will probably use it as a store room. And of course there is a toilet.

Strairs lead to the upper floor, which has a second living room and three rooms . One of them will become the guest room, with its own bathroom.

The upstairs living room.

The master bedroom, with a separate wardrobe and a state of the art bathroom

This will become my room. Enough space for my books. I bought the desk from the former owner.

The view from our penthouse. The bungalows are part of the Orang Asli village.

We went back later to see how the rooms looked with the lights on

It is now just after midnight here. I wanted to publish this blog before I go to sleep.

7 thoughts on “Our new penthouse

      • One jump is always possible…..
        I remember a test in school where I was supposedly jumping in a pool, and after questions about calculating my trajectory it was mentioned that the pool was actually empty, and bonus points were given for correctly predicting my reaction to that fact.

  1. One jump is always possible…..
    I remember a test in school where I was supposedly jumping in a pool, and after questions about calculating my trajectory it was mentioned that the pool was actually empty, and bonus points were given for correctly predicting my reaction to that fact.

  2. Congratulations with your new appartement. I hope the real-estate market in Malaysia is not as overheated as it is in the Netherlands

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